Flash Elorde of the Philippines retained his world junior lightweight boxing title for the seventh time on Monday (July 27) with a TKO win over Japan's challenger Teruo Kosaka in the 12th round.
Start of round 1. Elorde comes in from right with tape on shoulder. Elorde leads with his right and into centre ring.
CU Kosaka hitting out hard
CU Spectators applaud at end of round
CU Elorde hits hard, Kosaka hits back hard
TV Round 12 Elorde hitting out hard Kosaka is dazed and falls to the ground for the count of 8, they box on Elorde hitting out hard into clinch referee stops fight and announces Elorde as winner. They embrace and walk to corner, cushions are thrown into ring Elorde surrounded by crowd.
GV Zoom to winner surrounded by crowd.
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Background: Flash Elorde of the Philippines retained his world junior lightweight boxing title for the seventh time on Monday (July 27) with a TKO win over Japan's challenger Teruo Kosaka in the 12th round.
The decision enraged a partisan crowd of 8 thousands fans who surrounded the ring and hurled cushions at Elorde, his handlers and Philippines referee Jose Padilla. Padilla had stopped the bout one minute and forty-five seconds in the final round.
To prevent a serious outbreak of disorder 900 police were sent to the Kuramae Sumo Stadium, where a ring of 20 police officers formed a cordon around Elorde as he and his party left the ring.
Kosaka started as favourite for the fight and most experts and the two judges had him ahead on points at the end of the 11th round. The referee's card, however, showed Elorde ahead by 53 to 50.
The end came during a flurry of punches in the 12th round when the champion sent a hard left to Kosaka's jaw. The challenger went down but regained his feet by the count of four and stood still while the referee applied the mandatory count of eight.
Elorde followed up the knock-down with a two handed attack which forced Kosaka against the ropes. The two fighters clinched and as the referee forced them apart, he raised Elorde's hand in victory.
Angry spectators milled around the ring for half-an-hour after the fight ended and only agreed to leave the stadium when Mr. Kotai Kikuchi, Secretary-General of the Japan Boxing Commission, agreed to question the referee over his action in stopping the fight.